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The Ohio c5\lumnus 

November, 1941 

The Ohio Alumnus 

Alma Mater Greets Ruby 
Mercer Warmly on Visit 

COMING HOME to be greeted hy 
two jam-packed and genuinely 
enthusiastic audiences. Ruby Mercer, 
'27, native Athenian, Ohio University 
graduate, and top-flight soprano, ap- 
peared twice in concert in Alumni 
Memorial Auditorium, November 12 
and 13; first, in the opening number 
of the Community Concert Series, 
and, second, in a university convoca- 
tion program. 

Satisfying the professional critics 
as well as meeting the less-exacting 
demands of her close, personal friends. 
Miss Mercer proved her right to be 
numbered among the most talented of 
the nation's younger concert and 
operatic singers. 

Miss Mercer, of New York City, 
came to Athens direct from an en- 
gagement in "La Vie Parisienne," a 
production being currently staged by 
the New Opera Company, an organi- 
zation founded by Mrs. Lytle Hull, 
the former Mrs. Vincent Astor, "to 
give young American singers a 
chance." In all probability the new 
company will also serve as a source 
of stellar talent for the older and 
more staid Metropolitan Opera Com- 
pany, with v^'hich Miss Mercer has 
already sung. 

Of 800 applicants, only ^0 singers 
were chosen for membership in the 
New Opera Company, which opened 
its season with "Cosi Fan Tutte,"" at 
the Forty-Fourth St. Theater. 

The editor is indebted to Marian 
Bush Reeder, '24, mu-u ^m i ! 

Alumni Secretary Sips Tea with Sopr. 

Staff writer for The Athens 
Messenger, for the following 
description of Miss Mercer's 
Concert Association program. 

She went from Haydn's 
"Tidelity," her opening song, 
to Mendelssohn's "T h e 
Favorite Spot" and "Alle- 
luia" By Mozart, in the first 
group. If these songs did '! 

not make the vocal demands 
of the numbers which later 
drew such rounds of ap- 
plause, it was because the 
well-balanced program was 
so planned. Her second group, the 
German lieders, including the three 
Brahms, was, to many, an outstand- 
ing part of the program. Her operatic 
training and experience had not spoil- 
ed her concert ability to project the 
songs in their full beauty without 

"Auf dem Wasser zu singen" by 
Schubert and "Der Nussbaum," by 
Schumann showed Miss Mercer's ex- 
cellent tone quality. The lively 
"Standchen," preceded the other two 
Brahms, "Nachtigall" and "Bots- 
chaft," the best of this group in the 
opinion of several. "Some of the 
finest work of Johannes Brahms is 
to be found in his songs and he be- 
longs among the world's greastest 
masters of this form," said the pro- 
gram notes for Botschaft. And again 
a young singer made the song and its 
mood live. Her operatic ability, the 

full high notes of 

this mezzo soprano 
and the dramatic 
ability which has 
enabled her to sing 
in opera companies 
throughout the 
country were evi- 
dent in the brilliant 
"Depuis le jour" 
from the opera 
"Louis e." The 
audience called her 
back for an equally 
brilliant encore of 
Musetta's Waltz 
from "La Boheme." 

^k Two piano num- 

bers by her accom- 

and Her Husband 

panist and husband. 

Mr. and Mrs. Theodor Haig 

Theodor Haig, followed the inter- 
mission. The first, brilliantly played, 
"Sonetto del Petrarca, No. 104," by 
L'szt, and the second, "Etude," by 
Chopin. As an able pianist, Mr. 
Haig supported her throughout the 
program, his accompanying for 
"Pioggia," by Respighi, being par- 
ticularly fine. 

Her ability as a linguist as well as 
a soloist was shown in her choice of 
songs, the fourth group being four 
Italian songs, "Stornello," by C'm- 
ara, "Pioggia," by Respighi, "Le 
Temps des Lilas," by Debussy, and 
"Filles de Cadix," by Delibes, a 
peasant love song, a song of nature, 
a story of love and lilacs in the spring 
and the sparkling, familiar "Filles de 
Cadix," hoys and girls of Cadiz re- 
turning from a bullfight. As an 
encore, she sang a Span'sh song of 
carnations and kisses, as Miss Mercer 
explained, "one of my favorites." 

The last group of songs in English 
included "The Tryst," by Sibelius, 
"My Lover is a Fisherman," by 
Strickland, "Loch Lomond," arranged 
by Kreisler, and "Floods of Spring." 

Although generous in her encores, 
the artist's audience would not let 
her go. After "Drink to Me Only 
with Thine Eyes," Miss Mercer sang 
"The Year's at the Spring," with 
words by Browning, and the music 
by Mr. Haig's father, and Carmin'a 
Waltz, "Hark now rings the Music." 

Miss Mercer was married. October 

?0, to Theodor Haig, an announcer 

for New York's musically patrician 

Radio Station WQXR, at the home 

(Continued on page 8) 

N O V E M B I: R , 19 4 1 

Oldest Greek Letter Fraternity on Campus 
Observed Centennial with Three-Day Program 

BETA KAPPA chapter of Bct.i 
Theta Pi fraternity, established at 
Ohio University on November 9, 
1841, celebrated the 100 years of its 
existence with a centennial proijram 
on November 7, 8, and 9, 1941. 

Beta Theta Pi, founded at Miami 
University in 1839, was the first fra- 
ternity to orignate west of the Alle- 
gheny Mountains. Its chapter at 
Ohio University, the second in the 
fraternity, was established as the 
"Athens Chapter" by Charles Cham- 
pion Gilbert, John Calhoun Culbert- 
son, and Ripley Christian Hotfman. 

The Rev. Dr. William Holmes Mc- 
Gutfey, author of the famous readers, 
was president of Ohio University 
when the Beta chapter was established. 
James SafFord, one of the first men to 
be initiated into the new Greek letter 
society, was said to have assisted 
President McGuffey in planting the 
elm trees across the campus which are 
known as the McGuffey Elms. Saf- 
ford's roommate and classmate, an- 
other Beta, Robert Woodrow, was an 
uncle of President Woodrow Wilson. 

The local chapter was declared 
extinct by the fraternity convention 
of 1847, because Ohio University was 
closed for a brief period. The chap- 
ter was revived in 1854 as Kappa; in 
1880 the chapter name was changed 
to Beta, and in 1881 to Beta Kappa, 
the name which it has since retained. 

Beta Theta Pi was the only frater- 
nity on the Ohio University campus 
until 1862, when a chapter of Delta 
Tau Delta was established. Phi Delta 
Theta was first represented at Ohio 
University in 1868. In the early days 

the meetings of the fraternity were 
held in the rooms of the members of 
the organisation in the "Center Build- 
ing," now Cutler Hall, and East and 
West Wings. 

The centennial program, enjoyed 
by both actives and alumni, opened 

R*? '^; 


President Dawson and Mr. McKown 

Betas and Girls Enjoy Dance 

with a formal dance at Hotel Berry 
on November 7. The following af- 
ternoon eight men were initiated into 
the fraternity in a ceremony partici- 
pated in by National President Wil- 
liam W. Dawson, Cleveland, profes- 
sor of law and registrar of the West- 
ern Reserve University Law School, 
and federal labor conciliator. 

Among the new initiates was Ver- 
non D. Hacker, the third of the 
Hacker brothers of Dayton to become 
a member of the local chapter. In the 
accompanying picture he is shown 
(left) being congratulated by Brother 
Warren E. Hacker, '37, Cleveland 
attorney. Homer O. Hacker, '39, 
Dayton, is the third member of the 

The centennial banquet on Satur- 
day night, November 8, was the high- 
point of the celebration. Principal 
speakers of the evening were William 
L. "Billy" Graves, professor of Eng- 
lish at Ohio State University, and 
President Dawson of the fraternity. 

Lawrence G. Worstell, Jr., 25, 
Athens, presided as toastmaster. Paul 
Da vies, "42, Gallipolis, chapter presi- 
dent; Thomas E. Ashton, "44, Lan- 
caster, pledge president; and John S. 
McKown, "76, Parkersburg, W. Va., 
oldest living member of Beta Kappa 
chapter, were also on the speaking 
program. The banquet was followed 
by a midnight serenade. 

Religious exercises were held Sun- 
day morning, November 9, in Music 
Hall Auditorium with the address 
given by the Rev. Dr. Carl G. Doney, 
Columbus, president emeritus of Wil- 
liamette College, Salem, Oregon, and 
a former president of West Virginia 
Wesleyan University. The Beta 
Hymn was sung by the chapter glee 
club and there was a solo by James 
A. Gayley, "40x, Martins Ferry, ac- 
companied at the organ by Hughey 
Backenstoe, "42, Washington C. H. 
Dr. Oliver Martin, a Wittenberg 
Beta and assistant professor of philo- 
sophy at Ohio University, read selec- 
tions from the scriptures. Chapter 
President Davies presided. 

The three-day program ended with 
a reception and tea at the chapter 
house, 23 South Congress Street, for 
aproximately 400 persons, including 
faculty members, the officers of Ohio 
University fraternities and sororities, 
and alumni. In the receiving line 
were President Davies; Mrs. Laura 
Graves, housemother; National Presi- 
dent and Mrs. Dawson; District Chief 
W. F. Loveless, Columbus; and Mrs. 
Fred H. Beckler (Eleanor Bolin, 
"16x), Athens, president of the Beta 

Brothers Vernon and Warren Hacker 

The Ohio Alumnus 

Several Members of University 

Staff Not Mentioned Last Month 

Space in the last issue did not 
permit the completion of the list of 
new faculty and staff members at 

Resident Manager Carl W. Knox 

Ohio University. The omissions 
were not oversights. 

Dr. Embree A. Rose has come to 
the campus as a physician on the 
health service staff and as assistant 
professor of hygiene. Dr. Rose, 
whose baccalaureate and master's de- 
grees are from Indiana University, is 
a graduate of the Indiana University 
Medical School. He was a teaching 
fellow in the Harvard Medical School 
for two years, and was for ten years 
assistant professor of physiological 
chemistry at the University of Ver- 

Thomas M. Floyd, a native Ala- 
baman, is a new instructor in bac- 
teriology. Mr. Floyd did his under- 
graduate work at Howard Univer- 
sity, Birmingham, Ala., and will re- 
ceive a Ph.D. degree from Chicago 
University at the end of the current 

Carl W. Knox, who earned an A. 
B. and an M.S. Ed. degree at the 
University of lUinois, is resident man- 
ager in the Men's Dormitory and in- 
structor in personal relations. He 
played football for Coach Bob 
Zuppke throughout his undergrad- 
uate days, and was a member of the 
coaching staff at Illinois during the 
period spent in postgraduate study. 
At Ohio University he is developing 
a diversified program of activities for 

men in the dormitory and serving as 
a counsellor in their problems. He is 
directly associated with the staff of the 
dean of men's office. Referring to his 
football experiences and displaying a 
sense of humor which makes h'm 
extremely popular with his men, Mr. 
Knox one day remarked, "My n-^se 
isn't flat on the end from smelling 
violets." The new resident manager 
is married, and he and Mrs. Knox 
occupy an apartment in the dormi- 

Harley B. Smith, Pueblo, Colo., a 
graduate of the University of Idaho, 
with an A.M. degree from Colum- 
bia, is assistant to the dean of men 
and instructor in personal relations. 
He has made substantial progress to- 
ward a doctorate at Columbia. He 
was a teacher for several years in 
high schools in Twin Falls and 
Kamich, Idaho. 

Mary E. Perry, of Batavia. N. Y., 
a graduate of Baldwin-Wallace Col- 
lege, has been named dietitian at the 
Men's Dormitory. 

Persons new to the Edwin W:itts 
Chubb Librarv staff are Frances A. 
Burnette and Camilla Manson. Miss 
Burnette received an A B. decree 
from Miami Un'vers'ty and a B.S. in 
Library Science degree from George 
Peabody College, Nashville, Tenn. 
She has had previous experience in 
the Miami University library and in 
the Grandview Heights, Columbus, 
library. At Ohio University she is 
acting periodical reference librarian. 
Miss Manson, assistant reference 
librarian, is a graduate of Chowan 
College, Murfreesboro, Tenn. She 
also has a library science degree and 
a master's degree from George Pea- 
body College. She has held positions 
as assistant librarian in the St. Louis 
(Mo.) Public Library and in the 
Stetson College Library at DeLand, 

Of the twenty-three fellowships 
granted at Ohio University this year 
seven are held by Ohio University 
graduates. These fellows and their 
departments are George W. Booth, 
"40, painting and allied arts; Thomas 
P. Clark, '41, chemistry; Dorothy J. 
Kempton, '40, home economics; Ben 
P. Madow, '41, chemistry; Marjorie 
Jane McDonald, '40, psychology; 
Harold E. Smith, '41, chemistrv; and 
Jack A. Wiegman, '40, English. 

Of the ten graduate assistantships 
awarded, two are held by Ohioans: 
Howard R. Fisher, '40, in statistics; 
and Thomas L. Martinke, '41, in 

Veteran History Professor Dies in 
Detroit Hospital After Operation 

Evan J. Jones, Jr., '10, A. M. '13, 
age 53, associate professor of history 
and for nearly thirty years a member 
of the Ohio University faculty, died 
Oct. 23, 1941, at Ford Hospital, 
Detroit, Mich., a few days after un- 
dergoing a major operation. He had 
been ill for about four weeks. Fun- 
eral services were held at the family 
home in Athens on Sunday, Oct. 26. 

After teaching for one year, 1910- 
1 1 , at Muskingum College, Professor 
Jones returned to Ohio University as 
instructor in history. His service on 
the teaching staff had been continuous 
since then except for one and one- 
half years during which he earned a 
master's degree at Harvard Univer- 
sity, where he also pursued work on 
a doctorate. 

Professor Jones married Miss Fredia 
Finsterwald, '11, of Athens, in 1910. 
Besides his wife he is survived by 
three children, Mrs. James R. Gilmore 
(Helen Jones, '37x), New York City; 
Martha W. Jones, '41, a teacher in 
Louisville; and Evan J., Ill, a senior 
in Athens High School. He also 
leaves three brothers, Albert J. Jones, 
'05, San Diego, Calif., Roger J. Jones, 
'13, Athens, and Rupcl J. Jones, "20, 
Norman, Okla. His father, Evan J. 
Jones, Sr., '73, and his mother pre- 
ceded him in death. 

During his campus days the de- 
ceased was active in sports, winning 
letters in both football and baseball, 
and captaining the gridiron team in 


Ogicial Puhhcatwyi oj 

The Ohio University Alumni 

Clark E. Williams. '21, Editor 

Published Monthly, October to June 

Vol. XIX, No. 

November, 1941 

Entered as seconid class matter, October 3. 1927. 
at the Postoffice at Athens, Ohio, under the 
act of March 3. 1S97. 

Annual dues for membership in the Ohio Uni- 
versity Alumni Association are $2.50. of 
which $1.50 is for a year's subscription to 
The Ohio Alumnus. Memberships are re- 
newable on October 6rsi of each year. 

Discontinuance — If any subscriber wishes his 
Alumnus discontinued at the expiration of his 
subscription, notice to that effect should be 
sent with the subscription, or at its expiration. 
Otherwise it is understood that a continuance 
is desired. 

Remittance should be made by check or money 
order, payable to the order of the Ohio Uni- 
versity Alumni Association, and mailed to the 
Association, Box 285, Athens, Ohio. 

November, 19 41 

Large Number Make Homeward Trek to Enjoy 
The Most Successful Fall Program in Years 

No SYSTEM of registration has 
ever been devised at Ohio Uni- 
versity by which the attendance of 
alumni at annual events such as com- 
mencement and homecoming could be 
satisfactorily recorded. Perhaps it 
hasn't been the system, but the lack 
of cooperation with it that is at fault. 
In any case, the Alumni Secretary is 
never able to answer with any de- 
gree of accuracy the oft-asked ques- 
tion, "How many were back?" 

No turnstiles or registration books 
were needed by the experienced ob- 
server, however, to convince him 
that the 1941 Homecoming Day 
crowd, November 1, was the largest 
in several recent years. The younger 
alumni, particularly, were back in 
large numbers, while a goodly repre- 
sentation of the oldsters also dis- 
regarded the ominous threats of the 
weather man and returned to scenes 
of earlier days for one of the most 
successful fall programs since home- 
coming days were instituted some 
twenty-five years ago. 

The day's program opened with 
a colorful float parade headed by the 
Ohio University band. The music- 
ians were followed by 16 of the best 
decorated and most cleverly conc- 
eived floats in the history of the 
event. Prizes were awarded to 
Alpha Gamma Delta for the best 
women's float, and to Phi Kappa Tau 
for the best men's float. Second place 
awards were given to Phi Mu, in the 
women's classification, and to Beta 
Theta Pi and Phi Epsilon Pi (tied), 
in the men's. 

The conquest of Miami University's 
"Redskins," visiting football oppo- 
nents provided the theme for the 
floats. Alpha Gam's prize-winner 
had for its theme, "A feather in 
Ohio's Cap." A large green and 
white cap with a gay red feather pro- 
truding from it on the center of the 
float was surrounded by six girls 
dressed in long-sleeved white formals 
with green jerkins and wearing small 
caps with red feathers, exact replicas 
of the large cap. 

Perched high on the front of Phi 
Tau's float, "Redskin Stew," were 
four black native chiefs beating war 
drums. On the main part of the float 
was a huge black pot over glowing 

coals. Inside the pot were Indians. 
Coach Don Peden was represented as 
stirring the mixture. 

In the house decoration contest 
(fraternities and housing units only). 
Pi Kappa Alpha was awarded first 
prize, while Delta Tau Delta and 
Sigma Pi tied for second. 

Thirty-one alumni members of 

Homecoming Guest Crumit and Artist Flagg 

Torch, senior men's honor society, 
joined the men of the active group at 
a noon luncheon at the Student Grill. 
Don Davis, president of the organi- 
zation, presided over a brief speaking 
program which was headed by Prof. 
C. N. Mackinnon, who founded 
Torch in 1915. 

Among the older members present 
were James H. White, '13, Couders- 
port, Pa., Clyde O. Gibson, '12x, 
Athens; C. Don McVay, "15, Leroy; 
Grosvenor S. McKee, '16, Meadville, 
Pa.; Herbert W. Bash, '17, Colum- 
bus; Clark E. WiUiams, '21, Athens; 
R. F. Beckert, '23, Athens; and Lloyd 
L. Antle, '25, Athens, until recently 
of Chattanooga, Tenn. 

The day's main feature, the grid- 
iron encounter between two tradi- 
tional rivals, Miami and Ohio univer- 
sities, resulted in a decisive victory, 
26-0, for the home team, which, of 
course, was no disappointment to the 
homecoming crowd. 

The Ohio University band put on 
its usual spectacular show between 
the halves. Snappy maneuvers were 
accomplished to the tunes, "Straw- 
berry Blonde," "Youth of America," 
and "Hail to the Victor." At one 
point in mid-field, the bandsmen went 
into a surprising "O-HELL" forma- 
tion. In mock despair Director Jans- 
sen cued the misguided "O" into its 
proper place in a conventional 

The visiting Miami band joined 
forces with the Ohioans in a salute 
to the colors and the playing of the 
national anthem, led by the Miami 

As reveille was sounded by the 
trumpets, a "V" was formed by the 
Ohio bandsmen with the drum 
major, drum majorettes, and color 
guard forming the three dots and a 
dash, telegraph code for the victory 
symbol, and the opening measures 
of Beethoven's Fifth Symphony, also 
associated with the symbol, played 
by the band. The band then fol- 
lowed with "America" and God 
Bless America." 

Frank Crumit, '12x, New York 

City, nationally-known radio and 

stage star, introduced by the Alumni 

Secretary as "guest of the day," 

joined the hand trio in singing his 

own composition, "Round on the 

Ends, High in the Middle, O-HI-O." 

The musical interlude was concluded 

v^'ith the band's thriUing arrangement 

of "Alma Mater, Ohio." 

Frank Crumit, star of "Tangerine," 
"No, No, Nanette," and other Broad- 
way musical comedies, is now, with 
his wife, Julia Sanderson, who was 
also a Broadway luminary, featured 
in the NBC quiz program, "The Bat- 
tle of The Sexes." 

Besides "Round on the Ends," 
Crumit has written another song for 
his alma mater, "OH And lO." In 
the accompanying picture he is 
shown (right) standing beside his por- 
trait with the artist, James Mont- 
gomery Flagg. The portrait was 
painted for the famous Lamb's Club 
in New York City, composed pre- 
dominently of actors and pia>'w.'rights, 
of which Mr. Crumit is a former 

The Ohio Alumnuc 

On and About the Campus 

IN 1938, and again in 1941, Ohio 
University's R. O. T. C. rifle team 
was awarded first place in the Fifth 
Army Corps Area in competition for 
the William Randolph Hearst 
Trophy. The 1941 trophy is pic- 
tured in the center of the page. In- 
cluded among the competitors for it 
were Ohio State University, Indiana 
University, Culver Military 
Academy, University of West 
Virginia, University of Day- 
ton, and the University of 

ON THE opposite page is an 
architect's sketch of the 
proposed new armory to house 
the Reserve Officers Training 
Corps at Ohio University. The 
armory, if finally obtained, will 
contain classrooms, ofiices, stor- 
age space, and a drill hall. The 
building will be located on the 
grounds at the rear of the Agri- 
cultural Building now used for 
experimental gardens. The area 
comprises some lOYz acres. 
Enough land is included to pro- 
vide a marching field for regi- 
mental drills. At present the 
drill grounds are on the field 
east of Ohio stadium, and the 
corps headquarters are in Car- 
negie Hall. 

KEEPING abreast— or per- 
haps ahead — of the times, 
Ohio University's department of 
German is preparing to offer a new 
course, "Readings in Military Ger- 
man." The course is designed as an 
introduction to military German, 
presenting up-to-date material on the 
German army, air force, and navy. 
The instructor will be Dr. Eugen H. 

and Summer Sessions Committee 
have approved a plan to eliminate 
Saturday classes for the Summer 
Session of 1942. Three-hour classes 
will meet daily (Saturday not in- 
cluded) . Two-hour classes will con- 
vene normally on Monday, Wednes- 
day, and Friday, while one-hour 
classes will meet on Tuesday and 
Thursday. Laboratory courses will 
involve double periods, as usual. 
Classes will meet in the mornings for 
full sixty-minute periods, with a ten- 
minute interval between. The daily 

schedule, therefore, will be: 7:00, 
S:10, 9:20, 10:30, and 11:40, with 
the last class closing at 12:40. The 
1942 session, eight weeks in length, 
will open on June 15 and close on 
August 8. 


HE ANNUAL fall selections of 
Phi Beta Kappa have been an- 

Randolph Hearst Trophy Won by Rifle Tear 

nounced as follows: Dora Funari, 
Rayland; Sara Del Parks, Athens: 
Sylvan H. Cohen, Cleveland; Mon- 
roe B. Berkowitz, Wilkes-Barre, Pa.; 
Paul L. Bennett, Gnadenhutten; 
Mabel L. Charville, Milan; Charles 
H. Perrine, Lebanon; Vernon A. 
Slabey, Parma; Marjorie E. Thomas, 
Oak Hill; Dwight A. Riley, Athens; 
Betty L. Allen, Norwich; Edgar J. 
Masters, Lowellville; William Mere- 
dith, Chillicothe; Geraldine L. Hal- 
britter, Cleveland; Rcscoe R. Bra- 
ham, Jr., Xenia; Irving H. Licht, 
Cleveland; Rita Kathryn Durst, Day- 
ton. All of the foregoing are now in 
residence on the campus. Members 
of the 1941 graduating class who 
were selected are Edward H. Gamble, 
East Liverpool; Charles K. Potter, 
Calverton, N. Y.; Andrew J. Can- 
zonette. New Britain, Conn.; and 
Harry A. Hess, Athens. According 
to custom, no alumni members are 
elected in the fall. 

THE LOCAL chapter of National 
Collegiate Players is organizing 
a "Famous Film Society." Member- 
ship is open to anyone interested in 
seeing a revival of famous movies. 
Since the venture is a non-commercial 
project, tickets may not be sold for 
admission; but membership cards are 
issued. Included in the revivals 
which will be shown in Alumni 
Memorial Auditorium, are 
Douglas Fairbanks in "The 
Three Musketeers"; Charlie 
Chaplin in Five Keystone Com- 
edies, Dec. 7; Rudolf Valen- 
tino in "Monsieur Beaucaire," 
Jan 1 1 ; and Greta Garbo in 
"Anna Christie," Feb. 8. The 
cost of a membership card is 77 
cents, tax included. 

HARRY Fletcher Scott, pro- 
fessor of classical langua- 
ges at Ohio University from 
1921 until the time of his re- 
tirement in 1937, died Oct. 28, 
in Los Angeles, Calif. A 
brother, now dead, was a part- 
ner in the Scott, Foresman 
Publishing Co. in Chicago. 

FIVE MAJOR productions 
will mark the 1941-1942 
season of the University The- 
atre, according to Dr. Robert 
G. Dawes, director of the 
School of Dramatic Art. The 
famous Thurber- Nugent hit, 
"The Male Animal," was staged on 
Oct. 23 and 24. The next production 
will be the amateur premiere of "No 
Mother to Guide Her," a melodrama 
which first appeared on Broadway in 
the early 1900's. The dates are Dec. 
11 and 12. "The Man Who Came 
to Dinner," by Kaufman and Hart, 
"The Inspector-General," by Nicolai 
Gogol, and "The Children's Hour," 
by Lillian Helman, will complete the 

IN AN effort to salvage some of 
the waste of students failing 
through remediable causes, the Uni- 
versity College is initiating a new 
plan of study for incoming freshmen. 
An experimental study-clinic is being 
conducted this semester with 65 
volunteer students under the super- 
vision of Dean E. A. Hansen of the 
University College, Dr. J. R. Gentry, 
asociate professor of psychology, and 
Kennon F. McCormick, a fellow in 

November, 1941 

psyclwloyy. The plan involves an 
effort to improve the readinj^ speed of 
students, the stimulation of exten- 
sive reading, and extra-curricular 
tutoring classes. Dean Hansen re- 
ports that approximately one-third of 
each freshman class drops out after 
the first year, and that of that third, 
about seven per cent actually fail. 
All possible reasons for poor class- 
room performance will be studied. 

SIGMA RHO, local journalism 
fraternity for women, became a 
chapter of Theta Sigma Phi, national 
professional journalism fraternity, on 
Nov. 2. Officers of the new group 
were installed by Mrs. Harriet Daily 
Collins of Ohio State University. 

THE OHIO University orchestra 
will present its first concert of 
the year in Alumni Memorial Audi- 
torium, Sunday, Nov. 30, under the 
direction of Prof. D. W. Ingerham. 
Concert soloists will be two students, 
Louise Rose, East Liverpool, mezso- 
soprano, and Bruce Price, Logan, 
flautist. A feature number will be 
the first presentation of "Mechanised 
Forces," a kind of symphonic humor- 
esque on the march tune, "You're in 
the Army Now," by Alexander 
Laszlo, noted Hungarian composer 
who appeared with the orchestra here 
last year as guest conductor and 
pianist. The program will also in- 
clude works of Haydn, Mozart, Liszt, 
Sibelius, and others. 

HANDEL'S soul-stirring oratorio, 
"The Messiah," will be present- 
ed in Alumni Memorial Auditorium 
Sunday evening, Dec. 14, by the Ohio 
University Choir, assisted by four 
visiting soloists and an orchestra of 
23 pieces. The music will be directed 
by Prof. C. C. Robinson, director of 
the School of Music. Soloists en- 
gaged for the performance are: 
Edith Bruestle Owen, Cincin- 
nati, soprano; Nadine Lind- 
quist, Spirit Lake, Iowa, con- 
tralto; Louis H. Diercks, Ohio 
State University, tenor; and 
King Kellogg, Denison Univer- 
sity, basso. 

of eleven colleges and uni- 
versities in the state in which 
free training courses for safety 
engineers in Ohio industries 
will be given beginning early 
next month. The training 
courses will cover 16 weeks 

with two sessions a week, and will 
be open only to industrial employees. 
The program is sponsored by the 
National Committee for the Con- 
servation of Manpower in Defense 

THE REV. Fred E. Luchs, mins- 
tcr of the Athens Presbyterian 
Church is conducting a "campus poll 
of religious opinion." A series of 
sermons will be based upon the opin- 
ions and attitudes expressed by the 
students interviewed. 

THE 1941 selection for "Dad of 
Dads" on Dads' Day, Nov. 22, 
was A. Ross Alkire, Sr., '11, 2-yr., 
Mt. Sterling, father of Ohio Univer- 
sity's senior football manager, A. 
Ross, Jr. Mr. Alkire, manager of 
the Hedges Lumber and Coal Co., 
was formerly associated with the 
State Banking Department in charge 
of the liquidation of banks. He was 
presented between the halves of the 
Dayton-Ohio football game as the 
"Honorary Dad." Other features of 
the game were a "Musical Caval- 
cade," by the Ohio University band, 
and brief exercises in recognition of 
Ohio University men now in military 
service which were participated in by 
the Pershing Rifles; Col. James M. 
Churchill, R. O. T. C. commandant; 
and the Alumni Secretary. 

CO-EDS IN the limelight: Bar 
bara Brown, Clearfield, Pa. (hon 
orary colonel, R. O. T. C.) ; An 
toinette Rini, Cleveland (band spon 
sor) ; Hcnryet Mosier, Cincinnati 
(Varsity "O" queen) ; and Jane 
Coldren, Canton (sorority pledge 
queen) . 

STUDENTS and faculty members 
had but one day, November 20, 
as a Thanksgiving vacation this year. 

but they will enjoy a longer-than- 
usual vacation at Christmas time — 
Dec. 18 to Jan. 4, inclusive. 

ACCORDING to information 
from Washington, engineering 
students in their junior and senior 
years may have a chance to secure 
an appointment to a commissioned 
rank in the U. S. Naval Reserve. 
Upon receipt of their degrees, mem- 
mers of the senior class who apply 
under this program may be commis- 
sioned as ensigns, volunteer. En- 
signs, volunteer, may be ordered to 
active duty wherever and whenever 
their services are required. 

JULIA COBURN, New York City, 
for many years fashion editor of 
The Ladies Home journal and 
now a director of the Tobe-Coburn 
School for Fashion Careers, visited 
the campus late in November for a 
series of lectures and conferences. 

EXACTLY 92 men and 92 women, 
representing schools in 32 states, 
have transferred to Ohio University 
this fall. They have come from as 
far away as the University of South- 
ern California in the West, Tulane 
in the South, and Dartmouth in the 
East. Twenty students have trans- 
ferred from schools in New York 
state, 69 from other schools in Ohio, 
and 22 from West Virginia. 

WOMEN'S DEBATE teams are 
scheduled to meet women's 
teams from Capital, Ohio Wesleyan, 
Bowling Green, Earlham, Witten- 
berg, and St. Lawrence University 
before the Christmas holidays. 

DR. CLYDE R. MILLER, secre- 
tary of the Institute for Propa- 
ganda Analysis, New York City, 
will address a university convocation 
on Dec. 2. 

Architect's Sketch of Proposed New R. O. T. C. Armory at Ohio University 

The Ohio Alumnus 

Cover Page Subject "Most Popular 

Professor" and Founder of Torch 

Clinton Nichols Mackinnon (see 
front cover) was born in Nova Scotia, 
attended high schools in Newport, R. 
I., and Worcester, Mass., graduated 
with the A. B. degree from Clark 
University in 1909, and was awarded 
the A. M. degree at Yale University 
in 1911. 

Upon leaving Yale, he served one 
year as instructor in English at Lafay- 
ette College, Easton, Pa. In Septem- 
ber, 1912, he came to Ohio University 
as assistant professor of English, ris- 
ing through the intermediate rank of 
associate professor, to a full professor- 
ship in 1925. 

His work at Ohio University was 
interrupted by a two-year leave of 
absence for military service. During 
this period he attended the First Offi- 
cers Training Camp at Ft. Benjamin 
Harrison, Ind., following which he 
was commissioned a first lieutenant 
of infantry. Thereafter his military 
experiences were varied. He was an 
instructor in the officers training camp 
at Camp Sherman, Ohio: battalion 
adjutant in the Small Arms Firing 
School at Camp Perry, Ohio: and a 
line officer in the 29th Infantry at Ft. 
Benning, Ga. While in the South he 
organized the military training pro- 
gram in the high schools of Columbus, 

On the Ohio University campus 
"Mac" is perhaps best known for his 
work in modern and contemporary 
literature. He has been named "most 
popular professor" in numerous cam- 
pus polls. Always an enthusiastic 
supporter of student activities, he 
founded Torch, senior men's honor 
society, in 1913. 

Professor Mackinnon married Miss 
Alice Smith, a former member of the 
Ohio University faculty, in 1918. 
Two of the Mackinnon children, 
Janet, now Mrs. Nathan S. Croy, 
and Patty, are Ohio University grad- 
uates. A third, Dick, is a junior in 
Athens High School, and has this fall 
won his letter as a member of the 
football squad. 

President James Declines State 

Department's Good Will Post 

Dr. Herman G. James, Ohio Uni- 
versity president, has announced that 
he will not take the leave of absence 
granted by the university trustees, to 
serve the U. S. State Department in 

The assignment proposed by Sec- 

retary of State Cordell Hull would 
have sent President James to Sao 
Paulo, Brazil, to aid in the promotion 
of cultural relations between the 
United States and South America. 
Under the terms of the leave he 
would have left the campus on Jan- 
uary 1, 1942, to be absent for three 
months, and after returning to the 
university for three months, he would 
have left again on July 1, 1942, to 
be away for one year. 

Nation's Oldest Living Phi Dcit 

Relates Anecdotes to Secretary 

While in Indianapolis for the But- 
ler-Ohio football game the Alumni 
Secretary paid a visit to Dr. John 
H. Charter, '77, who is confined to 
his room in the Colonial Hotel by the 

Dr. John H. Charter 

infirmities of old age. Dr. Charter, 

now 92 years of age, is the third old- 
est living alumnus of Ohio University, 
in point of years since graduation, 
and is the oldest living member of 
Phi Delta Theta fraternity in the 
United States. 

In relating anecdotes of his school 
days he told of being present in a 
group with Ella Boyd, '76, later Mrs. 
John M. Davis, when it was an- 
nounced that the men of the campus 
had agreed to permit the co-eds to 
drink from the campus fountain. Miss 
Boyd, who subsequently became the 
second woman to graduate from Ohio 
University, acknowledging the im- 
plied equality, remarked to fellow 
co-eds, "Now, girls, we will show 

The picture of Dr. Charter was 
taken May 3, 1933, on his 84th 

Alma Mater Greets Ruby 

Mercer Warmly on Visit 

(Continued from page 2) 
of her sponsor, Mrs. William Stur- 
giss, 1 Sutton Place. 

Mr. Haig's father, a composer- 
pianist, now deceased, was a pupil of 
Leschetizky, eminent Viennese mu- 
sician, who was Paderewski's prin- 
cipal teacher. 

The two pictures used with this 
story were taken in the Lindley Hall 
lounge during a coffee hour honoring 
Miss Mercer. Joint sponsors of the 
social event were the Women's 
Faculty Club, the Faculty Wives 
Club, and the Woman's Music Club 
of Athens. While in Athens, Mr. 
and Mrs. Haig were house guests of 
Mr. and Mrs. John Rood (Mary 
Frances Lawhead, "26). 

Pittsburghers Enjoy Fall Picnic 
Inadvertantly overlooked in the 
preparation of the material for the 
October Alumnus was the report of 
the annual fall picnic of the Pitts- 
burgh Alumni Chapter held Septem- 
ber 27, at Westinghouse Park. 

There were seventeen persons pres- 
ent, including Mrs. L. M. Gillilan 
(Lizzie McVay, '86), who was Hon- 
orary Mother for the Mothers' Week- 
end at Ohio University last spring. 

Glen O. Gillette, '25, is president 
of the Pittsburgh organization, and 
Mrs. Gillette '(Nellc Everitt, "29, 
2-yr.) is secretary. 


Our OHIO, we all O. U. 

Many, many thanks — our gratitude 

so true 
Faith, Loyalty and Courage — 
Courage to see it through 
O yes, our Alma Mater, all this we 

O. U. 

You gave us all a vision — 
Heights which we strive to reach. 
You broaden our horizons 
With the truths which you did teach. 
You permeated self with ambitions, 

each to each. 
And you mapped out many a mile 

For our eager feet to reach! 
O yes, our'" OHIO, we all O. U. 
Many, many thanks — our gratitude 

so true 
Faith, Loyalty and Courage — 
Courage to see it through 
O yes, our Alma Mater, all this we 

O. U. 

Jessie Ann Chef fey, '31 
Waterford, Ohio 

November, 1941 

Bobcats Close Season 
With Victory Streak 

NOT ALL of the heroics of a gridiron season take 
place on the playing field. There are, for instance, 
those appreciation dinners with which the season is closed, 
when the mighty warriors of the gridiron are called upon 
to do their stuff at the festal board — and, oh, how they 
shine. Every man is a star of the first magnitude. 

One such dinner was held November 26 at Hotel 
Berry, and another is scheduled for December I at 
Howard Hall. The first was tendered the coaching staff 
and squad by the "down-town coachces" whose organiza- 
tion is known as The Messenger Quarterbacks' Club. The 
second will be the annual dinner given by the university. 

Alvin "Bo" McMiUin, head coach at Indiana Uni- 
versity, former president of the National Football Coaches 
Association, and one of the most colorful speakers and 
personalities available, was the principal speaker at the 
Quarterbacks' Club banquet. 

The university dinner is without question the big- 
gest and best meal served in Athens from one year's end 
to another. The survivors of this annual clash with the 
roast turkey and other delectable viands deserve their 
letters, but strength, like virtue, is regarded as its own 
reward. Trainer Thor Olson reports comparatively few 

FINISHING with a rush, the Bobcats won all of their 
contests in the second half of the season for a record 
of five games won, two lost, and one tied. Thus, for the 
sixteenth consecutive year, the Bobcats gave Don Peden 
a winning season at Ohio University. 

The victories were achieved at the expense of West- 
ern Kentucky Teachers, 20-7; Butler, 20-7; Miami, 26-0; 
Ohio Wesleyan, 21-0; and Dayton, 21-7. The defeats 
were administered by Youngstown, 14-0; and Western 
Reserve, 7-0. Akron and Ohio battled to a 0-0 draw. 

The November games were played with Miami 
(Homecoming) , Ohio Wesleyan, and Dayton (Thanks- 
giving) . In each case the laurels were won by the Ohio- 
ans in a thoroughly decisive manner. 

The improvement of the Bobcats over their early- 
season performances was remarkable, and IF the October 
games could have been played in November — but they 
couldn't be. 

Most outstanding, perhaps, of the Bobcat backfielders 
this fall have been Jake Chicatelli, Conneaut; Bill Hein;, 
Cincinnati; John Fekete, Findlay; and Bill Hartman, 
Canal Winchester. 

Functioning most effectively for Line Coach Bill Traut- 
wein were Carl Jamison, Ada; Joe Riccardi, Sandusky; 
and Ronald Kay lor, Glenmount, tackles; Forest Gary, 
Bucyrus, guard; Frank S;alay, Toledo, center; and Bob 
Schminky, Willoughby, and Bill Ditrich, Euclid, ends. 

While the annual "All-Ohio" teams have not yet 
made their appearances in print, there is little doubt hut 
that Frank Szalay, in the line, and John Fekete, in the 
backfield, will be widely recognized. Fekete is a junior 
and has another year to play. Szalay is a senior who will 
be sorely missed come next fall. 

Coach Don C. Peden 

Other seniors, whose passing will leave noticeable 
gaps, are Bob Krohmer, Sawyerwood, and Jim Halderman, 
West Middletown, backs; Schminky, Clayton Scholes, 
Danville, Howard Harrison, Columbus, and Elmer Gerd- 
ing. Independence, ends; and Paul Kalivoda, Toronto, 
and Ronald Kaylor, tackles. 

WITH THE passing of Coach Robert Zuppke from 
the football scene at the University of Illinois con- 
jecture is rife as to the successor to the "Little Dutch- 
man." Several former Illini gridiron greats have been 
mentioned in newspaper columns and elsewhere. Among 
these Zuppke proteges is Ohio's Don C. Peden. Others 
are Burt Ingwerson, present Northwestern line coach; 
Ray Elliott, now on the Illini coaching staff; and Harold 
(Red) Grange, perhaps the most famous star produced 
at Illinois. 

Several weeks will likely elapse before Zuppke's 
successor is named. Meanwhile, Ohio University alumni 
and fans will uncomfortably hold their breath and cross 
their fingers lest the popular Peden get the nod and decide 
to leave the Ohio campus. Peden is known to be pretty 
happily situated at Ohio University, however, both as to 
salary and working conditions. The inducements for a 
change will have to be substantial as well as sentimental. 


The Ohio Alumnus 

Here and There Among the Alumni 

Among the older alumni who returned 
to the campus for the celebration of the 
100th anniversary of the founding of Beta 
Kappa Chapter of Beta Theta Pi early 
this month were Mr. John S. McKown, 
'76, Parkersburg, W. Va., oldest living 
member of the chapter; Judge George 
W. Reed. '88, Uhrichsville, and Judge 
David H. Thomas, '96, Marietta. Mr. 
McKown is the father-in-law of Freling 
Foster, who edits the "Keeping Up With 
The World" column which is a weekly 
feature of Collier's magazine. 

Stephan a. Gortner. '83x, for 30 
years a teacher of industrial arts in the 
Boys' Industrial School at Lancaster, and 
prior to that a newspaper man, died at 
Mt. Carmel Hospital, Columbus, on his 
82nd birthday, early in November. At 
the industrial school Mr. Gortner had 
dedicated himself to the task of teaching 
recalcitrant hands constructive habits. To 
officials of the school he was "a grand 
old man." To many generations of boys 
he was a "sort of American Mr. Chips." 
Funeral services for the aged instructor 
were conducted jointly by the Protestant, 
Catholic and Jewish chaplains, and he 
was buried, in accordance with his desires, 
in the institution's private cemetery. 

Alumni Office visitors on Nov. 13th 
were Dr. C. E. Skinner, '88x, and Mrs. 
Skinner (Gladys McVay, '89), Wilkin,';- 
burg, Pa. Dr. Skinner, a former assistant 
director of engineering for the Westing- 
house Electric and Mfg. Co., now retired, 
and a former president of the American 
Institute of Electrical Engineers, graduated 
from Ohio State University in 1890 hut 
received the honorary degree of Doctor 
of Science from Ohio University in 1927. 
The Skinners were on their way to Florida 
from where, after several weeks vacation, 
they will drive to California and Utah. 
In the latter state they will visit a daugh- 
ter, Mrs. W. L. Winters, in Salt Lake 
City. A granddaughter, Caroline McVay 
Winters, graduated from the University of 
California last spring. 

In the center of the page is a facsimile 
of the Alumni Association's "Certificate 
of Merit" which is awarded each June to 
a small number of Ohio University grad- 
uates or former students who have distin- 
guished themselves either in some field of 
professional endeavor or by their services 
to the university and to its alumni or- 
ganization. The certificate reproduced is 
the one given last spring to Dr. Anna 
Pearl McVay, '92, who has just retired 
from her position as dean of Wadleigh 
High School after 40 years of teaching 
service in New York City and who is 
living near Athens in a beautiful old 
home which she has extensively remodelled. 
The certificate reads: "The Officers and 
Executive Committee of The Ohio Uni- 
versity Alumni Association have awarded 
this Certificate of Merit to Anna Pearl 
McVay in recognition of distinguished at- 
tainments in the field of Classical Lan- 
guages which reflect credit upon her 
Alma Mater and are viewed with satisfac- 
tion by her Alumni Association. Given 
at Athens, in the State of Ohio, this 
eighth day of June, in the year of our 

Lord nineteen hundred and forty-one, of 
the University the one hundred and 
thirty-seventh, and of the Association, the 
eighty-second." The certificate is signed 
by last year's officers, Grosvenor S. McKee, 
president; H. J. Dickerson, chairman of 
the executive committee; and Clark E. 
Williams, secretary. 

James M. Josten, '02, 2-yr., Athens, 
and Mrs. Josten, were recent visitors in 
Philadelphia where they attended the 23rd 
annual convention of the American Bot- 
tlers of Carbonated Beverages, national 
trade association of the soft drink industry. 
Mr. Josten, who formerly owned the Ath- 
ens Bottling Works (Coca Cola), is head 
of the Athens Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co. 

no Mniupraity Alumni ABBoriation 

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Anna Prnrl iBrQay 

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CaiigtiarirB mhicli rrflrti (rrdit upon lirr Alma Aalrr aiiH air uiruirb i 
aaliBlatlipii by hrr Alumni Aesotialion. 

Dr. Edwin W. Smith, official biographer 
of Daniel Lindley, 1824, son of Ohio 
University's first president, Jacob Lindley, 
was an Ohio University visitor early in 
September. In his search for biographical 
material he was ably assisted by Prof. 
T. N. Hoover, '0^, Ohio University his- 

Because the army has made inroads on 
his staff, Henry W. "Spike" Lever. "08, 
physical education director at Linfield 
College. McMinnville, Ore., has had to 
resume gridiron coaching duties. It is 
3 3 years since he engaged in college coach- 
ing the first time. Director Lever reports 
"a most pleasant and surprising visit this 
summer from Floyd Brown, '09x, with 
whom I played at O. U. back in 1906. 
He was center in the game at Morgantown 
when we won from the University of 
West Virginia by virtue of a 50-yd. drop 
kick by George 'Krum' Kahler in the 
last few seconds of play. We played in 
a sea of mud. I still love the old game, 
and can block, tackle, or carry the pig- 
skin at .S7. Am limping about, though, 

Dr. L. B. Nice, '08, and Mrs. Nice, 
Chicago, 111,, were Ohio University visi- 
tors early this month. Their interest was 
two-fold; their daughter, Janet, a freshman 
in the university, and the Beta Theta Pi 
Centennial Program. Dr. Nice is head 
of the department of physiology and 
pharmacology at Chicago Medical School. 

President Karl L. Adams. '09. of Nor- 
thern Illinois State Teachers College, and 
Mrs. Adams( Helen Baker, '11), have 

reported the arrival of a grandson, Karl 
Langdon, III, in the home of their son 
Karl L., Jr., a graduate of Chicago Uni- 
versity; and the marriage of their daugh- 
ter, Ruth, who holds a bachelor's and a 
master's degree from Northwestern Uni- 

Mrs. Inez Collins Crisp, 'lOx, wife 
of Raymond G, Crisp, '08, 2-yr., Akron, 
has had a water color painting accepted 
for the travelling exhibit of the Ohio 
Water Color Society. The exhibit will 
be shown in the Edwin Watts Chubb 
Library sometime during the winter. 

Mrs. Clyde Keegan (Leone Parker, 
'11, 2-yr.) is the wife of a Methodist 
minister at Cody, Wyo, 

Classmates Samuel O, Welday, '12, 
and Mrs, Welday (Edith McCormick, 
'12), Santa Barbara, Calif,, and George 
C, Blower, '12, enjoyed a visit this sum- 
mer at the latter's home in La Canyada, 
Calif, Mr. and Mrs. Welday were 
enroute to Oregon and Idaho, At Port- 
land the Weldays enjoyed another "class 
reunion" with Horton C. Pownall. '12, 
and Mrs. Pownall (Mamie McCombs. 
'11, 2-yr.). Mr. Welday is a school 
principal; Mr. Blower, a retired lecturer; 
and Mr. Pownall, an insurance man. 

Dr. Louise Price, '12, has published 
a 437-page book entitled "Creative Group 
Work on the Campus," Miss Price is 
assistant to Dr. Harriet Hayes, associate 
director of student personnel. Teachers 
College, Columbia University. Her book 
is a "developmental study of certain as- 
pects of student life" which Miss Price 
made as a participant observer at Stephens 
College, Columbia, Mo., and Stanford 
University in California. It is the only 
study of its kind that has been made on 
American universities. Among those to 
whom the author appreciatively acknow- 
ledges assistance in her study and her 
writing are her mother, Mrs. Anna K, 
Price, '14, Athens, "for her long con- 
tinued interest in citizenship devolop- 
ment," and her brother, Dr, Aaron 
Sumner Price, '21, New York City, for 
"helpful criticisms, suggestions, and edi- 
torial assistance," Aid, in varying degrees, 
of several of the country's foremost edu- 
cators and experts in the field of person- 
nel relations is also acknowledged by Miss 

A post card received by the Alumni 
Secretary on Nov, 24 from Ira A, Mc- 
Daniel, '13, bore the news that Mr. and 
Mrs. McDaniel were vacationing a bit at 
Nassau, in the Bahamas, having flown 
to that tropical beauty spot via Pan Ameri- 
can Airways, 

Clyde K, Creesey, '13, 2-yr,, person- 
nel supervisor for the New York Tele- 
phone Co,, Albany, N, Y., attended the 
Thanksgiving Day Game (Ohio-Dayton) 
and called on Athens friends. His son 
will graduate from Duke University next 
June and expects thereafter to enter the 
U. S. diplomatic service. 

If Karl B. Mann. '14, 2-yr., superin- 
tendent and secretary of the Clyde Cut- 
lery Co., Clyde, Ohio, was not present 
for Dad's Day at Ohio University this fall. 

NdVEMBER, 1941 

he was entitled to be, for his son WilHam 
K., is enrolled here as a freshman. 

Don T. Nelson. "Hx, brother of Bel- 
ford "Dink" Nelson. "29, and Andrew 
C. Nelson. '26, is now a lieutenant 
colonel in the U. S. Army. He is a 
finance officer attached to General Head- 
quarters in Washington, D. C. Lieut. Col. 
Nelson has been in the regular army for 
the past 24 years and his "duty tours" 
have included service at foreign, as well 
as home, posts. 

After 25 years as a teacher of home 
economics in the public schools of Tacoma, 
Wash., Mary Elizabeth Reeves. '14, 
2-yr., retired in 1939 and is now living at 
her old home in New Burlington, Ohio. 

Samuel D. Cole, father of Bess M. 
Cole, '15, and uncle of Mary P. "Patti" 
Hackett, '15, died this month at his 
home in Wheeling, W. Va., at the ad- 
vanced age of 92 years. Both Miss Cole 
and Miss Hackett are instructors in 
Wheeling high school. 

Colonel Wilbur R. McReynolds, 
'15, who has been with the Quartermaster 
Corps, for several years, is now sta- 
tioned at Washington, D. C. He has 
served at a number of posts, since the 
World War, in this country and abroad. 

A new Sunday night program, "Keep 
'em Rolling." sponsored by the Office for 
Emergency Management, is going on the 
air each week from 100 stations of the 
Mutual Broadcasting System. MBS's 
Manhattan station, WOR, supplies the 
musicians and a studio. "Keep "em Roll- 
ing" had a big-name debut. Dr. John 
G. Albright. '16, associate professor at 
Case School of Applied Science, appeared 
on the initial program, discussing with the 
master of ceremonies his hobby-business 
of extracting spider silk for use as cross 
hairs in range finders. Tom Slater. "30x, 
is WOR"s program director. 

Mrs. Estelle Lee Thompson, '16, 
who has been teaching in New York City 
for the past twenty years, is now on the 
faculty of a junior high school (Public 
School No. 81 in Manhattan). Before 
going to the Eastern metropolis Mrs. 
Thompson taught in Dunbar High School, 
Fairmont, W. Va. 

Mrs. Marion Blake (Virginia Giesey, 
'17, 2-yr.), with her husband, a Detroit 
realtor, is at the present time enjoying a 
visit to Mexico. 

Rachael J. Higgins, '17, an instructor 
in Lash High School, Zanesville, enjoyed 
a late-summer automobile trip, with her 
mother and two friends, around the Gaspe 
Peninsula. Miss Higgins is a member of 
the board of directors of the Art Institute 
in Zanesville. 

C. C. "Curt" Goddard, '17, Cleveland 
Heights, manager of the Mentor Lumber 
and Supply Co., was a November visitor 
in the Alumni Office. With Mrs. God- 
dard, he was enroute to White Sulpher 
Springs, W. Va., for a stop at the beauti- 
ful Greenbriar Hotel. 

How time flies. F. E. Bolton. '18, and 
Mrs. Bolton, East Orange, N. J., now 
have a daughter in College. Janet is a 
a freshman in home economics at Syracuse 
University. Her dad is a duPont chemist. 
Ohio University has several big-time 
football officials in its alumni ranks — 
Russel W. Finsterwald. '19, Athens 
attorney: Earl C. Krieger. '20, Columbus 

insurance man and member of the National 
Football Rules Committee: and GeoR(;e 
M. Brown, '31, Cleveland attorney. 
Among the eleven games worked by 
"Russ" Finsterwald this season were the 
Ohio State-So. California, Minnesota- 
Michigan, Northwestern- Wisconsin, and 
Iowa-Nebraska gridiron classics. 

Friends of Esther Berkshire. '19x, 
will be interested to know that she has 
opened a tea room. The Terrace, at 1146 
Maple Avenue, in Zanesville. Miss Berk- 
shire operated a tea room in Washington, 
D. C, for many years, and later was 
foods director for the Y. W. C. A. in 
Detroit. The Terrace Tea Room is located 
at the junction of State Routes 77 and 
146. It is a beautiful old home which 
Miss Berkshire has furnished with inter- 
esting antique pieces. She invites all of 
her Ohio University friends to stop for 
meals, or merely for a visit. 

Florence A. Basom, '20, who is a 
private tutor in remedial cases at Wilming- 
ton, N. C, writes that "any courtesy I 
can show to an alumnus of Ohio Univer- 
sity stationed at Camp Davis, will be done 
with pleasure." Camp Davis is an army 
camp post near Wilmington. 

JowN W. Galbreath, '20, Columbus 
realtor and Ohio University trustee, and 
Mrs. Galbreath (Helen Mauck. '19,), 
were members of Governor and Mrs. John 
W. Bricker's personal party which attended 
the Ohio State-Michigan football game in 
Ann Arbor on Nov. 2 2. While in Ann 
Arbor Mr. and Mrs. Galbreath were 
guests of President and Mrs. Alexander 
Ruthven, of the University of Michigan, 
at a tea held for the Governor's party and 

Luella Pemberton. '21, a teacher in 
Dayton's Fairview High School, enjoyed 
a cruise to the Caribbean and to South 
America last summer. Ports of call in- 
cluded Barbados, Trinidad; Rio de Janeiro: 
Santos, Montevideo: and Buenos Aires. 
Miss Pemberton visited Mexico in 1937. 
Rev. Edward N. Dabritz. '22, and 
Rev. Leslie O. Dabritz. "23, brothers 
and both ministers in the Methodist 
Church, hold pastorates in two California 
cities: the former at San Bruno, and the 
latter at Hanford. Mrs. E. N. Dabritz 
is the former Miss Alice Leach. "16. 

In replying to a recent inquiry as to her 
activities, Mrs. Frank G. Hardy (Betty 
Greene. '23), Reading, Mass., reported 
that she is "busy (and I MEAN BUSY) 
washing bottle necks and ears, and wrest- 
ling with a future champion." Mrs. Har- 
dy is the mother of a 4-year old daugh- 
ter and a 11-months old son. 

Strengthening and adding to its acade- 
mic prestige, B. A. "Bert" Renkenber- 
GER. '24, A. M., '31, returned to the cam- 
pus this fall with a Ph. D. degree from 
the University of Wisconsin after a leave 
granted for graduate study. Dr. Renken- 
berger came to Ohio University as an in- 
structor in 1929 after serving for three 
years as head of the languages department 
at Central High School in Lima. Other 
members of Department of Romance 
Languages at Ohio U. with the sources 
of their doctorates are: Dr. L. A. Ondis, 
chairman. Columbia; Dr. Victor White- 
house, Harvard; Dr. G. T. Wilkinson, 
Harvard; Dr. James V. Rice, Johns Hop- 
kins; and Dr. Mary T. Noss, The Sor- 
bonne, Paris. Constance G. Leete, '18, 

holds an A. M. degree from Columbia. 

Andrew T. Smithberger, '25, pro- 
fessor of English at Notra Dame Univer- 
sity, whose alumni membership account 
shows no breaks in years and years, re- 
cently declined to use the prepaid postage 
envelope provided for the transmission of 
his check saying, "If it's all right, I will 
contribute a stamp to the uplifts and the 
letdowns of alumni upkeep." 

William S. Moore. '26, is head of 
'"Moore's of Ohio," a state-wide chain of 
22 automobile accessories stores. The 
Moore's organization has recently opened 
a large store in Columbus. Associated 
w th Mr. Moore as a supervisor is Dallas 
F. Farmer. '30, who married the former's 
sister, Frances Moore, '30. Mr. and 
Mrs. Farmer live in Newark. 

Alice DeCamp. '26, who teaches 
languages in the high school at Mounds- 
ville, W. Va., reports that Gael Jinks, 
'39, of Laurelville, Ohio, accepted a 
tion this fall as teacher of mechanical 
drawing in her school, taught for two 
days, and became ill of undulant fever, 
and has since been unable to resume his 

Mrs. M. K. Chenot (Lucille Loher, 
'26) is the new commercial supervisor in 
the vocational therapy department of the 
Cleveland Sunbeam Institution for the 
crippled and disabled. 

Charles B. Blythe. '27, for several 
years manager of the labor department of 
one of the large plants of the Goodyear 
Tire and Rubber Co. in Akron, is now a 
wage efficiency expert at St. Matthews, 
Ky. Mr. Blythe married the former Miss 
Emma Lou Gotshall, '25, 2-yr. 

After 12 years of teaching in govern- 
ment schools in Alaska, Erchell H. 
Greenlee. '28, has returned to the States 
and is living this winter near Lakeville, 
Ohio. Nothing is known concerning 
Miss Greenlee's plans for the future. 

The Ohio chapter of the American As- 
sociation of Teachers of French, meeting 
at Ohio State University on Nov. 8, was 
addressed by, among others. Dr. Robert 
M. Estrich, "28, assistant professor of 
English at Ohio State; JOE T. Mc- 
CULLOUGH, '31, of the Painesville High 
School faculty; and Bruce R. Blake, 
'30, Caldwell. The principal address was 
given by Madame Marguerite Yourcenar, 
French novelist. Dr. Mary T. Noss, of 
the Ohio University faculty, and Fred 
L. Preston, '34, Athens High School 
instructor, are president and secretary, 
respectively, of the Ohio chapter of A. A. 
T. F. 

Charles E. Fiddler. '28. A. M., '33, 
former dean of Alfred Holbrook College, 
Manchester, is an instructor in the College 
of Law at Ohio Northern University, 
Ada. Mrs. Fiddler, a graduate of Hiram 
College and of Ohio State University, is 
the registrar at O. N. U. 

J. Russell Marple. "29, editor of the 
1928 Athena, is still very much a publish- 
er. In Rahway, N. J., he is publisher of 
two newspapers and secretary-treasurer of 
Merchants Standardized Printers, Inc. 
Besides, he owns a printshop, a match 
factory, and other profitable business en- 

Paying his first visit to the campus 
since 1935, PAGE A. Mead. "29, Clevc 
land, sales engineer for the Johns Con- 


The Ohio Alumnus 

veyor Division of the Osborn Mfg. Co., 
stopped at the Alumni Office for a long 
chat with members of the staff. In 1938, 
Engineer Mead was sent to Europe by his 
company to supervise the installation of 
equipment for the International Nickel 

J. Douglas Dole. "30, and Mrs. Dole 
(Doris Young. '29) are residents of Mt. 
Lebanon, a Pittsburgh suburb. The for- 
mer is executive vice president of the 
Birmingham Drive Building and Loan 
Assn. in the smoky city. 

Dr. John E. Williams. "30, Cyeveland 
Heights, is engaged in the practice of 
genito-urinary surgery. 

Edna Ervin, '31, formerly on the staff 
of the Fort Collins (Colo.) Courier, is 
now associated with the Public Service 
Co. of Colorado, in Fort Collins. 

From the deep South Mrs. Henry H. 
Rogers (Susan Porterfield, 
'31) writes that "I see the 
football team is living up to 
the tradition of the old days 
when Russ Keplar and George 
Brown were our heroes. Nev 
er will I forget the long trek^ 
through the ice and snow to " . 
cheer the old gang on to vie- JLSi^Sd 
tory." Mrs. Rogers' husband. 
Dr. Rogers, was head of the ^^ 
physics department at Georgia pfl 
State College for Women, '"•^ 
Milledgeville, until recently 
when he was called to service 
in the army. He is a major 
on the Infantry Schoo Istaff at ^^ 
Fort Benning, Ga. Major and ^**' 
Mrs. Rogers have two child- 
ren, David, 6 years, and 
Cornelia, 4 years. 

James F. Corwin, '32, 
whose previous experience in- 
cludes work in the research department of 
the Wheeling Steel Corporation and fel- 
lowships in chemistry at both Ohio Uni- 
versity and Ohio State University, is now 
an instructor in chemistry at Antioch 

Mrs. Howard McGregor (Jean Blind. 
'32, 2-yr.), West Lafayette, a teacher in 
the Coshocton county schools, is the moth- 
er of a 3'/2-year old daughter, Ardith 

Hazel Ann Smith, '32, a teacher in 
the Voris School, Akron, spent the past 
summer in study at New York Univer- 

An injury suffered by Ralph Clark. 
'3 3 while working on a road project near 
Athens last summer necessitated the am- 
putation of his left leg above the knee. 
He has recovered from the shock of the 
operation and although still in the hospi- 
tal, is able to get around in a wheel chair. 

Laura L. Quigley, '3 3, is teaching 
speech and dramatic art at Martha Berry 
College, Mt. Berry, Ga. The college, 
with grounds of 25,000 acres, is well- 
known in the South for its vocational 
courses. Many of the buildings have been 
built by student labor with bricks made 
on the grounds by the students them- 

William V. Visnius, '34, of Kew 
Gardens, L. I., N. Y., is a steel exporter 
with Livingston and Southard, Inc. 

Margaret E. Hysell, '34, A. M. '38, 
has accepted a position as instructor in 
art at Cedarville College, near Dayton. 

Albert W. Seaman, '35, who mar- 
ried Madonna Klinger, '34, is an at- 
torney-at-law in Perth Amboy, N. J. 
Barrister Seaman, a member of the firm 
of Seaman and Seaman, is a graduate of 
the Newark University Law School. Mrs. 
Seaman was for five years associated, as 
a buyer, with B. Altman and Co., a large 
department store in New York City. 

Lee McComas. '35, former principal 
of Middleport High School, was elected 
to succeed M. W. Essex as superintendent 
of the Middleport schools when the latter 
resigned this fall to accept the principal- 
ship of the high school at East Liverpool. 
Charles H. Bing. '35, a Middleport high 
school teacher, was elevated to the prin- 
cipalship to succeed Mr. McComas. 

Ohio U. Alumni Occupy Boxes at Butler Game 

William L. Cale. '36, is an instructor 
in the Browning Commercial School at 
Albuquerque, N. M. 

Gilbert B. Rawson, "36, M. Ed. '38, 
who has made substantial progress on work 
for a Ph. D. degree at Peabody College, 
Nashville, Tenn., is a teacher in Washing- 
ton Junior High School, Parkersburg. 

Herbert C. Mayer. '36, who graduat- 
ed from the Long Island College of Med- 
icine last June, is interning at Hacken- 
sack Hospital, Hackensack, N. J. 

Promotion lists authorized by President 
Roosevelt and published by the United 
States Marine Corps in July carried the 
name of Robert Stacey. '36, who was 
upped from the rank of first lieutenant 
to that of captain in the U. S. M. C. 
Capt. Stacy is stationed at Guantanamo 
Bay, Cuba. 

Henderson L. Adams. '37, and Mrs. 
Adams (Gladys Mitchell. '39) have 
moved from Jackson Heights, L. I., to 
a Greenwich Village apartment in New 
York City. Mr. Adams is teaching mathe- 
matics in the Stevens Hoboken Academy, 
Hoboken, N. J. In addition, he is pur- 
suing work at Columbia University for 
a Ph. D. degree. Mrs. Adams is a sec- 
retary with the J. Henry Schroder Bank- 
ing Corp., down in Wall Street 

Amy Kingsland, '37, is teaching French 
and German in the high school at 

Loretta Shook, '37, formerly of 
Cleveland, was one of the victims of the 
recent purge instituted by Governor 
Eugene Talmadge in the state school sys- 
tem in Georgia. Miss Shook was a super- 
vising critic in the high school associated 
with the Georgia State College for 
Women at Milledgeville. She is now 
teaching commercial subjects in the high 
school at Amsterdam, Ohio. 

Two Ohioans were admitted to medical 
practice following the successful comple- 
tion of examinations before the Ohio 
Medical Board this summer. They are 
Dr. O. C. Moorhead. Jr.. "37, who re- 
ceived his M. D. degree from the Univer- 
sity of Cincinnati in June, and Charles 
R. SlAS. "38x, who was graduated in 
medicine at the University of Rochester 
last May. Dr. Moorhead is now engaged 
in his internship at Christ Hospital, Cin- 
cinnati. Dr. Sias, a son of Dr. and Mrs. 
A. B. Sias, the former of the 
Ohio University faculty, is in- 
terning at Charity Hospital in 
New Orleans. New and mod- 
ern, with more than 3,000 
beds. Charity Hospital is rank- 
ed as one of the best equipped 
in the United States. 

Mrs. Dorothy McWil- 
LIAMS Young. '38, wife of W. 
Denton Young, Cleveland 
Heights, and sister of JlM Mc- 
WlLLlAMS. '12x, Virginia 
Beach, Va., nationally known 
stage and radio personality, 
and of J. O. McWilliams. 
"13x, Cleveland, Ohio Univer- 
sity trustee, wrote the words 
and music for a song which 
won first award in a state-wide 
contest conducted by the Ohio 
Federation of Business and 
Professional Women in 1940. 
It was broadcast this fall on a "National 
Business Women's Week' program over 

After completing the Signal Corps at 
Fort Monmouth, Red Bank, N. J. Ernest 
L. Wilson. "39, was sent to a Royal Air 
Force Radio School in Ontario for a 
month"s training and from thence to Drew 
Field, Tampa, Fla., fhere he joined his 
signal corps battalion for maneuvers in 
the Carolinas. Signalman Wilson was 
formerly a salesman with the Butler 
Country Farm Bureau Cooperative at 

After two and one-half months of sea 
duty off the coast of Iceland, Lieut. Fred 
Frazer, "40, has wired friends that "the 
coast around Boston looked mighty good 
when we 'put in" there for a short time."" 
Since then, however, no word has been 
received from this officer in the United 
States Marine Corps, and his activities and 
whereabouts revert to the "undisclosed." 
There is no uncertainty concerning the 
present location of Lieut. Russell Bush, 
"39, Company B, 201st Infantry, however. 
Campus friends have received direct word 
from him at Fort Greely on Kodiac Island, 
off the Alaskan mainland. He was re- 
cently transferred to the northern post 
from Fort Benjamin Harrison in Indiana. 
Among his duties is the management of 
the post exchange. The last word from 
him, however, indicated that he was under 
orders to "stand by" for another move. 

November, 1941 


With the Class of 1941 

Many are the pictures of tlic north 
face of the Alumni Gateway; few of the 
south face. Pictured in the center of the 
page are Mary Janf, Beeler and Wil- 
liam J. KuRSEL who are about to pass 
under the arch on which is inscribed: 
"So depart that daily thou mayest better 
serve thy fcllowmen, thy country, and 
thy God." As previously reported, Miss 
Beeler is teaching near Hamilton, Ohio. 
Bill is a member of the advertising staff 
of the New Yor\ Daily News. 

Rex B. Potter, Fairmont, W. Va., is 
now Ensign Potter, of the United States 
Naval Reserve, and is on active duty. 
Where? The Navy isn't telling. 

Roy J. BlERMAN. S. Norwalk, Conn., 
is a laboratory assistant for the Ray- 
bestos Co., at Stratford, Conn. He 
expects to enter the engineering 
branch of the Army Air Corps 
next spring. 

Mrs. Donovan Q. Zook (The- 
resa Fuetterer) is one of eight 
girls selected in a nation-wide com- 
petition for interneships with the 
National Institute of Public Affairs 
in Washington, D. C. She has 
been assigned to the Office of Per- 
sonnel Organization and Manage- 
ment in the U. S. Department of 
Agriculture. Her husband, Don- 
ovan Zook. '40, completed an in- 
terneship with the N. I. P. A. last 
June, and is now an administrative 
planning examiner for the United 
States Housing Authority. Both 
Mr. and Mrs. Zook graduated from 
Ohio University with Phi Beta 
Kappa honors. 

Adrian F. Pilliod. Jr.. Piqua, 
received a commission as second lieutenant 
in the U. S. Marine Corps at Quantico, 
Va., on November 1, and has been assigned 
to that headquarters base for additional 

Margaret Lee Watkins, Cleveland 
Heights, has a teaching position in Belle- 
vue. Prior to completing her degree 
course. Miss Watkins had taught in Cin- 
cinnati and Leroy. 

Elizabeth R. Buddy, who completed 
a master's degree at Ohio University last 
year, is social director at Webster College, 
Webster Groves, Mo. 

Margaret L. Bush, who received an 
elementary education diploma in 1918 
and who has been a teacher in the Lima 
public schools for a number of years, re- 
turned to the campus to complete work 
for a degree last year. She is a sister of 
Mary G. Bush, '22, 2-yr., and Loren 
Bush, '20x. 

Nellie M, Casey, Athens, a June grad- 
uate, is continuing on with graduate work 
at her alma mater. 

Laura D. Brown. Williamsfield, is a 
junior clerk-stenographer at the govern- 
ment's mamouth new ordnance plant at 
Ravenna. She reports that there are three 
other Ohioans in her building: Howard 
H. Baer, '39; George F. Fawcett, '40: 
and Margie L. Brown. '37, a sister. 

Martha H. Cash, of near Washington, 

C. H., is teaching at Ehcr School in the 
Fayette County system. 

Jean Snodgrass, Ashtabula, spent an 
interesting summer acting and modelling. 
Early this fall she went to Hollywood, 
under the name of Jean St. Clair, for 
screen tests with David O. Selznick. 

Martha A. Wilson. Marysville, a 
varsity debater, is teaching English, speech, 
and debate in her home high school. 

Lieut. Ralph E. Mook, Youngstown, 
assigned to the 11th Infantry at Ft. Custer, 
has been in Louisiana for the big-scale 
maneuvers recently completed there. In 
his company he is leader of the ..SO cali- 
bre anti- mechanised machine gun platoon. 

Ashby Coffman. Athens, is teaching 

Mary Jane Beeler and Wil 

J. Kursel 

English in Jelferson-Union High School 
at Smithville. Miss Coffman writes that 
"there are four Ohio U. graduates in this 
school. Out of 16 teachers, this is a 
very good average, I think." 

Robert B. Cook, Berlin, N. H., has 
recently enlisted in the U. S. Army and 
has reported to Camp Lee, Va., where he 
hopes to be assigned to the Quartermaster 

Eleanor G. Einheit, Cleveland, is 
teaching commercial subjects at Midvale 
High School, the school from which Ohio 
University's "All-American" basketball 
stellarite, Frank Baumholtz, came to the 

Roberta and Ruth Greenlees, Mar- 
ietta, twins, are teaching in high schools 
in their home county; the former instruct- 
ing in commercial subjects at New Mata- 
mores, and the latter, home economics at 

Esther E. FIaffner, Sandusky, is a 
stenographer for the E. B. Badger c? 
Sons Co., in her home city on Lake Erie. 

Dorothy May Hartman. Athens, is 
a student technician at White Cross Hospi- 
tal, Columbus. 

Teaching: Maude Jones, sixth grade. 
Rocky River: Maxine Kent, (Phi Beta 
Kappa), elementary school, Jackson: Ruth 
KoPP, first grade, Hillsboro (Miss Kopp 
was installed as president of Alpha Chi 
chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma, a national 

honor society of women teachers, in Sep- 
tember); Cathf.rine a. Perry (Women's 
League president), elementary teacher, 
Worthington; Virginia B. Pride, science 
teacher, junior high school, Commercial 
Point; Rita Ogle, Little Hocking; Mrs, 
Esther Multer Di.ewel, Wilson Ele- 
mentary School, Portsmouth; Eugene 
Fergu.son. Obetz Grade School, Franklin 

Roy F. Klopfenstine, P. F. C. (pri- 
vate first class) is a member of the candi- 
dates class. Company C, at the U. S. 
Marine Corps post at Quantico, Va. 

Norma V. Kutler (Phi Beta Kappa), 
Cleveland, is assistant research director for 
the Welfare Federation of Cleveland. 

Edwin R. Hoovler. Pataskala, who 
would have graduated last June had he 
been able to continue in school died sud- 
denly at his home on November 10, 1941. 
He had had a brain tumor removed 
in an operation at University Hos- 
pital two years ago, and had ap- 
parently recovered from the ordeal. 
He was a major in electrical en- 
gineering and developed the color 
organ used at the Engineers' Ball 
last year. He was planning to 
return to the campus to complete 
his work. 

Harold H. Levin, Atlantic City, 
N. J., a freshman in the Philadel- 
phia College of Osteopathy, has just 
been put in the "1-A" class by his 
local draft board. There will 
probably be a new address for 
Harold soon. 

John L. Dengel. reported last 
month to be a member of the ad- 
vertising staff of the Elyria Chroni- 
cle-Telegram, has resigned his news- 
paper position and is now awaiting 
an early-day draft call. 

Richard O. "Dick" Linke. For- 
est Hills, N. Y., has an interesting position 
in the photography department of the 
Associated Press in New York City. 

Charles R. Herrell. a mainstay in 

varsity football lines for three years, holds 
the position of city auditor in his home 
town, Ironton. "Whitey," who withdrew 
from the school for Ohio State Highway 
Patrolmen to make a bid for the Ironton 
job, received the unanimous support of 
the city council. 

Thomas E. Morgan. Munhall, Pa., a 
former member of the varsity quartet, is 
employed by an insurance company in 

Bruce L. McChesney. Uniontown, is 
a member of the police department of the 
B. F. Goodrich Company in Akron. 

Frances V. Moler. Athens, is super- 
vising art in the Ashland public schools. 
Another art supervisor is Caralyn Mur- 
dock. who is in charge of the work in a 
three-school district of which Mariemont, 
a Cincinnati suburb, is the hub. 

Carl R. Parks. Alliance, is a research 
chemist with the Goodyear Tire and Rub- 
ber Company in the nation's rubber capi- 
tal, Akron. 

Bette C. Parge. Cleveland, is living at 
home and working for the White Motor 
Company as an interviewer-stenographer 
in the personnel department. 


The Ohio Alumnus 


Gene F. Comstock, 'Alx, Toledo, to 
Lieut. Robert A. Garn, '40, Helena, 
instructor in military science and tactics, 
Ohio University (see picture), Nov. 1, 
1941. At home: 226 E. State St., 

Athens, Ohio. 

Neva L. Lee, '35, Ironton, former 
teacher, to Chester Werneke, Ironton, 
owner and manager, Lone Oak Poultry 
Farm, Aug. 20, 1941. At home: R. F. D., 
Gallia, Ohio. 

Mildred Lakso, Fairport Harbor, Ohio 
University freshman, to Donald Zucker, 
"41, Fremont, analytical chemist. Carbon 
and Carbide Chemicals Corporation 
(Charleston, W. Va.), July 4, 1941. 
At home: 306 Keller St., North Charles- 
ton, W. Va. Sister of the bride: Helen 
E. Lakso, '39, 2-yr., Fairport Harbor. 

Jeanne Deahl. Willoughby, Ohio 
University junior, to William E. How- 
ard, '41, Glouster, instructor and as- 
sistant coach, high school (Dresden), 
Sept. 27, 1941. At home: Dresden. 

Eloise Owens, '40, Jeffersonville, 
teacher (Radnor), to Cecil H. Robinson, 
Radnor, member of the faculty, Purdue 
University, July 20, 1941. At home: 
2021/2 Chauncey Ave., West Lafayette. 

Marion F. Ross, Akron, to Willia.m 
J. Cooney. '38, Plattsburg, accountant, 
the B. F. Goodrich Co. (Akron), Feb. 
?, 1941. At home: 79 Frances Ave., 
Apt. 202, Akron. 

Martha L. Wood, Norwood, to 
Thomas A. Devanney, '33, Cincinnati, 
footwear and clothing department, U. S. 
Rubber Co. (Cincinnati), Jan. 23, 1941. 
At home: 64.'i0 Montgomery Rd., Cin- 

Theresa J. Fuetterer.'dv. Cuyhoga 
Falls, interne. National Institute of Pub- 
lic AlTairs (Washington, D. C), to 
Donovan Q. Zook, '40 Akron, admin- 
istrative planning examiner, U. S. Hous- 
ing Authority, (Washington, D. C), 
June 21, 1941. At home: 1922 N. St., 
N. W., Apt. 43, Washington D. C. 

Marie E. Davis, '41, Oak Hill, engin- 
eering draftsman, Babcock 6? Wilcox 
(Barberton), to Robert K. Arndt. "41, 
Parma, with the General Electric Co. 
(Schenectady, N. Y.), Nov. 5, 1941. At 
home: (after Dec. 1) Schenectady, N. Y. 

Anna Louise Weaver, '37, 2-yr., 
Gallipolis, teacher (Utica) to Arthur H. 
Smith, Jr., Utica, with a Newark clothing 
store, Sept. 28, 1941. At home: 28I/2 
E. Locust St., Newark. 

Esther D. Althar, '29, Bellaire, 
teacher, Blossom Hill School (Brecks- 
villle), to Carl Arnberg, Oct. 18, 1941. 
At home: 3420 Chestnut St., Oakland, 

Catherine L. Rice. '40, Massillon, 
saleslady, department store, to Harold S. 
Peters, '40, Newcomerstown, instructor 
and assistant coach, high school, March 
1, 1941. At home: 112 S. River St., 

Allene, "35, Portsmouth, 
teacher, to Wilson B. Amberg, Portsmouth, 
Wilmington College graduate, Aug. 10, 
1941. At home: 201 W. Wayne St., 
Maumee. Mrs. Amberg is a teacher in 
Maumee High School. 

Catherin Senior, Columbus, Ga., to 
Lieut. Leslie E. Foreman. '40, Mc- 
Arthur, 32nd Armored Regiment, (Camp 
Polk), March 29, 1941. The ceremony 
was held in the post chapel at Fort Ben- 
ning, Ga, At home: DeRidder, La. 

Jeanette Landis, Athens, "44x, to D. 
Stanford Howdyshell, '41, Logan, sec- 
retary to the personnel manager, Goodyear 
Tire and Rubber Co. (Akron), Nov. 
2, 1941. At home: 930 Lover's Lane, 

Jerry Metcalf. '43x, Marietta, Ohio 
University student, to William E. Mc- 
Gaffney. '43x, Youngstown, metallur- 
gist, Sharon Steel Corporation, Sept. 14, 
1941. At home: Youngstown. The 

Lieut, and Mrs. Robert A. Gar 

bride is the daughter of District Court 
of Appeals Judge Verner E. Metcalf, 
'17x, and Mrs. Metcalf (Xilpha Rankin, 
'31), Marietta. 

Helen A. Snider, '38, Owensville, for- 
mer teacher, to Joseph Petarch, Miami 
University graduate, high school instructor 
and coach, Edison Jr. High School, Mar- 
ion, March 29, 1940. At home: 134 
N. Greenwood St., Marion. 

Wilma C. Evans, "31, 2-yr., New 
Philadelphia, to Dr. Robert H. English, 
physician. Marine Hospital staff. New 
Orleans, La., Aug. 4, 1940. At home: 
(temporarily) 1114 Webster Ave., New 

Mary Kathryn Lutz, '32, Gallipolis, 
to Robert Sheetz, April 18, 1941. At 
home: 8 Vinton Ave., Gallipolis. Mrs. 
Sheetz is the daughter of Wayne Lutz. 
'19, Rutland, and a sister of Dr. John E. 
Lutz, '29, Charleston, W. Va. 

Charlotte T. Moore, Circleville, to 
LoREN L. Pace, '36, Roseville, sales de- 
partment. Lockheed Aircraft Co, (Bur- 
bank, Cahf,), May 16, 1941. At home: 
701 S. Gramercy Drive, Los Angeles, 

Jane Cline. '37, Athens, Phi Beta 
Kappa graduate, to Orville E. Russell. 
"39, Hemlock, high school instructor 
(New Straitsville), June 4, 1941. At 

home: New Straitsville. The bride is the 
daughter of the late C. R. Cline, '00, 
and Mrs, Cline (Allena Brookins, "12, 
2-yr.), Athens, while the groom is the 
son of Mrs. Grace Boarden Russell, 
"30, 2-yr. 

Idamae Manzler, "40, Parma, teacher, 
to J. Edward Burke. "39, Sharon, Pa., 
accountant, Carnegie-Illinois Steel Corpo- 
ration, Sept. 16, 1941. At home: 423 
Madison Ave., Youngstown, Ohio. 

Virginia J. Veit, Wapakoneta. M'.ami 
University graduate, to Robert L. Thoma, 
"38, Piqua, cost accountant. Cron Kills, 
Inc., Aug. 9, 1941. At home: 325 Park 
Ave., Piqua. 

Mary Olive Davidson. '37, Sidney, 
reference librarian. Public Library 
(Cleveland), to N. Wilford Skinner, 
'35, Newark, instructor in German, 
University of Richmond (Virginia), 
Sept. 1, 1941. At home: 118 Libbie 
Ave., Richmond. 

(Engagement) Helen Louise Tobey, 
Cleveland Heights, Ohio University sen- 
ior, to D. William Evans, '40, Akron, 
engineering department, Babcock & Wil- 
cox. No date has been announced. Mr. 
Evans IS a son of Rhys D. Evans, "09, 
and Mrs. Evans (Mary ChaPPElear. 
'09), Akron. 

Hilah Rust, Buffalo, N. Y. to Wilbur 
H. Urban, "33, Massillon, owner, novel- 
ty store chain (Cleveland), Dec. 28, 
1939. At home: 2204 Arthur Ave., 

Martha A. Walker. '38, Midvale, 
teacher (Alliance), to Harry B. Crewson, 
Jr., Sebring, Wooster College graduate, 
high school teacher, Aug. 20, 1941. At 
home: 325 W, Ohio Ave., Sebring. 

Jean McCallum, Alliance. Mt. Union 
College graduate, teacher, to Byron H. 
Walker, '36, A. M. "38, Midvale, high 
school instructor (Niles), Aug. 30, 1941. 
At home: 116 Maples Ave., Niles. The 
groom is a brother of Mrs. H. B. 
Crewson (see preceding note) and of 
John D. Walker, "40, A. M., "41, 
Camp Wolters, Texas. 

Agnes Angle, "35, 2-yr., Warsaw, 
teacher (Waldo), to Walter E. Sind- 
linger, "36, New Phipadelphia, high 
school instructor (Gallon), Aug. 24, 1941. 
At home: 642 Harding Way, East, 
Colonial Apt., Gallon. Groom's father: 
C. A. SiNDLiNGER, '28, A, M, '31 New 

Jane Pope, '42x, Athens, to Jack 
FisHLOCK, "40, Aliquippa, Pa,, account- 
ing department, Jones and Laughlin Steel 
Corp. (Pittsburgh), June 21, 1941. At 
home: 1035 Main St., Aliquippa, Pa. 

Natalie Weininger, '39, Youngs- 
town, instructor. Central High School 
(Uhrichsville), to James N. Rogers. '39, 
Geneva, adjuster. Commercial Investment 
Trust Corporation (Huntington, W. 
Va.), June 17, 1941. At home: 624 
Sixth Ave., Apt. 12, Huntington, W. Va. 
Susan A. Patterson, '36, Wellston, 
teacher, to Ivan Max Hendershot, Ohio 
State University graduate and art super- 
visor, Wellston schools, Aug. 14, 1941. 
Jeanne DeRolph. '39, Johnstown, 
high school instructor (Lexington, Ohio), 
to Rev. John D. Illingworth, Winona 
Lake, Ind., Wittenberg graduate and 
Presbyterian minister (Petersburg, Ohio), 
July 26, 1941. At home: Petersburg. 

November, 1^4 


Cleverly announced (sec picture) is the 
arrival of little Wendy Helen in the home 
of John R. Whitinc, '36, and Mrs. 
Whiting (Helf.n Gamurtsi-i;ldi;R. "S&), 
on Oct, 6, 1941, Mr, Whiting, as,sociate 
editor of Click, Magazine, popular picture- 
news weekly, devised the announcement. 
Maternal grandparents: Dean and Mrs. 
W. S. Gamertsfclder, Athens. 

Janet to Albhrt B. McKinley. "41, 
and Elizabeth Hill McKinley. '41, 
Toronto, Ohio, Sept. 24, 1941. Mr. 
McKinley is associated with the Wierton 
Steel Co., Wierton, W. Va. 

Thomas James to Lieut. John C. 
Gleason, '41x, and Emily Zuck Glea- 
SON, "41, Apt. K-10, Greentree Manor, 
Louisville, Ky., Sept. 23, 1941. Lieut. 
Gleason is stationed at Ft. Knox, Ky. 

Jan Martel to Harley B. Picket. Jr.. 
'34, and Mrs. Pickett, Carpenter, Oct. 
21, 1941. Mr. Pickett is an instructor 
in Columbia Twp. High School. 

Edward Willis to Albert E. Doran. 
'27, and Mrs. Doran, Beverley Plaza 
Gardens, 3918 Bruce St., Alexandria, 
Va., Oct. 1, 1941. Mr. Doran is a di- 
rector of physical education and athletic 

Paula Jean to Thomas J. Reading, 
'36, and Mrs. Reading, 6 Newland Road, 
Arlington Heights, Mass., Jan., 1941. 
Mr. Reading is a research engineer for 
the Portland Cement Association. He 
is also engaged in research at the Mas- 
sachusetts Institute of Technology. 

Jean Elizabeth to Roger L. Stewart. 
"28, and Mrs. Stewart (Dorothy 
Berry. '28, 2-yr.), 134 S. Burgess Ave., 
Columbus, Sept. 23, 1941. 

Vivian Hyde to Technical Sergeant 
Charles H. Fair and Mrs. Fair (Mar- 
CELLA Hyde. "37, A. M., '41), 166 
Morris Avenue, Athens, Nov. 7, 1941. 
Sgt. Fair is a member of the R. O. T. C. 
instructional staff at Ohio University. 

Noel Chandler to William J. Davis. 
Jr., '32, and Mrs. Davis, 78 E. Mulberry 
St., Athens, Aug. 4, 1941. Mr. Davis 
is an architect. 

Paula Isabelle to E. Paul Cotton. '28, 
2-yr., and Mrs. Cotton, 24 East Wash- 
ington St., Athens, May 26, 1941. Mr. 
Cotton is an insurance agent. 

Judith Ann to Maxwell Ferguson, 
'38, and Mrs. Ferguson, 3844 Gallia St., 
New Boston Sta., Portsmouth, July 27, 
1941. Mr. Ferguson is an instructor in 
Glenwood High School, New Boston. 

Barbara Jane to Lieut. James R. Gil- 
'MORE. '36, and Mrs. Gilmore (Helen 
Jones, '37x), 2118 78th Street, Jackson 
Heights, L. L, N. Y., Nov. 1, 1941. Mrs. 
Gilmore is a daughter of the late Prof. 
Evan J. Jones. Jr., Athens. Lieut. Gil- 
more is a pilot for Pan American Airways. 

A daughter to William P. Cherring- 
TON. '33, and Mrs. Cherrington, Gallipolis, 
Nov. 2, 1941. Mr. Cherrington is an 

A daughter to Harold Brown. '3 3, 
and Mrs. Brown, 101 Garfield Avenue, 
Gallipolis, Oct. 23, 1941. Mr. Brown is 
an instructor in commercial subjects and 
boys counsellor at Gallia Academy High 

A son to R. William Rochester. '27, 
and Mrs. Rochester, 183 Pierce Ave., Ham- 
burg, N. Y., Aug. 1, 1941. Mr. Roches- 
ter is operating manager for the AyP 
Tea Co. in Buffalo, N. Y. 

Thomas Chalmers to Rev. and Mrs. 
Cecil Harding Jones (Kathryn Johnson, 
'3 2, 2-yr.), North Market St., Logan, 
Sept. 8, 1941. Reverend Jones is minister 
of the Logan Presbyterian church. 

Ellen Jean to Edwin N. Cooper. '30, 
and Mrs. Cooper, .'i04 Cline Ave., Mans- 
field, Aug. 12, 1941. Mr. Cooper is an 
instructor in Mansfield's John Simpson 
Jr. H. S. 

A son to Everette C. Shrimp, '29, 
A. M., '30, and Mrs. Shrimp (Elizabeth 

Wendy Helen Whitins Makes Her Debut 

Montague. "29) 22,';.'i Willamont Ave., 
Columbus, June 20, 1941. 

Robert Alan to Robert E. Bolin, '38, 
and Mrs. Bolin, 7 Lorewood Ave., Elm- 
hurst, Wilmington, Del., Oct., 13, 1941. 
Mr. Bolin is an accountant with the 

Jean Catherine to Warren E. Hacker. 
'37, and Mrs. Hacker, 12903 Arliss Drive, 
Lakewood, Aug. 19,1941. Mr. Hacker, 
a graduate of the Harvard Law School, 
is associated with one of Cleveland's lead- 
ing law firms. Squires, Sanders and Demp- 

Dawn Karen to Mr. Donald Perry, 
'40, and Mrs, Perry, New Matamoras, 
Oct. 3, 1941. Mr. Perry is an instructor 
in the New Matamoras High School. 

Caroline Lantz to DwiGHT O. Conner. 
'24, and Mrs. Conner, 1703 Spring St., 
Parkersburg, W. Va., Sept. 14, 1941. Mr. 
Conner is principal of Central Junior- 
Senior High School, Parkersburg. 

Mary Margaret to C. Hubert Eddy, 
'34, and Mrs. Eddy, 209 Lark St., Scotia, 
New York, March 3, 1941. Mr. Eddy is 
inspector of engineering materials for the 
radio department of the U. S. Navy Sig- 
nal Corps. 

David Allen to Charles N. Gaylord, 


Miss Rhi.a K, Ii.v:.. "1.^ 2-yr., New 
Philadelphia, died suddenly during the 
past summer in Mercy Hospital, Canton, 
following a heart attack which she suffered 
enroute home from a vacation outing at 
Cooks Forest, Pa. She had been a teacher 
in her home schools for 28 years, having 
served as principal of the East End Build- 
ing and, for the past 15 years, was an 
instructor in Joseph Welty Jr. High 

From Irene Aber, 'l.i, Huntington, 

W. Va., comes word of the death of Mrs. 

E. T. Arnold (Helen Sharp. "13, 2-yr.) 

after a long illness, at her home in Cadiz. 

No date was given. From the same 

source, the Alumni Office has learned 

of the sudden death, Oct. 11,1941, of 

Bert B. Beltz, Urichsville, husband of 

the former Miss Ruth Romic;. '13, 

2-yr., and father of Mrs. Harold E. Van 

Lchn (Betty Beltz. '37). 

Raymond L. Skinner. '38, superin- 
tendent of the Brilliant public schools 
for almost ten years, and husband of the 
former Miss Georgiana Hubbell. '3 3, 
died March 13, 1941. Surviving are 
Mrs. Skinner and a daughter, Roma Lee, 
age 7. 

A note from her hu.sband tells of the 
death, in Cuyahoga Falls, July 7. 1941, 
of Mrs. John B. Winney (Josephine 
Hall. '23). 

Belated reports have been received of 
the death, September, 1938, of Mrs. W. 
H. Williams (Mary Jane Hahn, '32, 
2-yr.), Canton, and, in December, 1936, 
of Mrs. Robert W. NcNary (Helen 
Alice Dietrich, '2.'i), a resident of 
Sharon, Pa. 

George L. Ely, '06, Londonderry, 
a retired school administrator, died Sept. 
4, 1941, leaving a widow, two sons, 
and two daughters. 

Previously unannounced is the death, 
Nov. 8, 1940, of Howard E. Cleve- 
land. '17, 2-yr., a native of LaRue, but 
for many years a science instructor in 
Perry High School, Pittsburgh, Pa. 

Cadet Richard C. Below, '40, U. S. 
Army Air Corps, died of cancer of the 
lungs at Waterman Hospital, San Fran- 
cisco, Calif., Aug. 10, 1941. 

Brice Bell. '15x, father of Mrs. Edna 
Bell Williamson, '12, Wooster, died 
August, 1941. Mrs, Williamson is the 
wife of Dr. C. O. Williamson, '10, 
professor of mathematics at the College 
of Wooster. 

Louise E, Smith. 12, 2-yr., a teacher 
in Cincinnati, died November, 1940, and 
was buried at Toronto, Canada, her par- 
ental home. 

'30, and Mrs. Gaylord, Raleigh. N, C, 
March 31, 1941. Mr. Gaylord is an in- 
structor in machanics and hydraulics at 
North Carolina State College. 

A daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Ralph 
Coleman (Catherine Patingale, '36), 
R. F. D., Marysville, Nov. 4, 1941. 

Thomas Owen to Homer D. Hacker. 
'39, and Mrs. Hacker, 463 3 North Dixie 
Drive. Dayton. Nov. 4, 1941. Mr. Hacker 
is an artist-photographer and brother of 
Warren E. Hacker.